An epic and humorous tale of political strategy and family dynamics, The Lion In Winter, set during Christmas 1183, tells the story of King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John as they play a deadly game of real life chess; winner takes the throne. Who will come out on top as the ruler of England and the ruler of the family? The Lion in Winter proves just how absurd and lethal family rivalries can be.
The Lion in Winter is now up and running at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick stage and plays through July 13th.
To tell us more, we welcome two stars of the production. Jayne Atkinson received Tony nominations for her roles in Enchanted April and The Rainmaker, she has also been seen on Broadway in Blithe Spirit, Our Town and Ivanov. Here television credits include Criminal Minds and 24 and she was in the Netflix series House of Cards. She plays Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Treat Williams plays Henry. Treat Williams began his career on Broadway as Danny Zuko in Grease. His first big film role was the part of Berger in the film version of Hair. For four seasons he starred as Dr. Andy Brown in the critically acclaimed series Everwood. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and has won two Theatre Guild Awards.
Jim Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions and hilarious stand-up. In 1995 Breuer joined the cast of SNL, where< he quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci.
Alan is joined by Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group, which includes the Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Colonial Theatre. A graduate of Boston College, Maguire has helped shepherd many productions from the Berkshires to New York and is also an accomplished actor.
Charles Dickens' timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is ubiquitous this time of year. Everyone has their favorite interpretation and one of our favorites is the annual production presented by The Berkshire Theatre Group.
All of your friends: Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Young Fred, Ebenezer Scrooge and – of course – some ghosts take the stage at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA weekends December 15th through the 30th is the production adapted for the stage and directed by our friend, Eric Hill.
From his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead to his unforgettable interpretations of classic and new repertoire, pianist, Christopher O'Riley, has redefined the possibilities of classical music. O’Riley has dazzled the world over on stage, on the radio and on his records. His memorable interpretations of traditional and popular repertoire make him a bridge between musical tastes, genres and audiences worldwide. He is also the host of NPR's classical music program, From the Top.
From William Donnelly, the playwright of the acclaimed production of No Wake, the world premiere of Homestead Crossing begins its Berkshire Theatre Group run at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge on August 7th. It officially opens on August 11 and will run through September 1st. We are joined by two actors from the production, David Adkins and Corinna May.
The Berkshire Theatre Group is staging the world premiere of Kelly Masterson's, Edith – a play about first lady, Edith Wilson. The show run July 31-Aug. 11. Tony nominee, Jane Atkinson, will star in the title role as Edith Bolling Wilson, with Jack Gilpin as President Woodrow Wilson. We learn more from playwright, Kelly Masterson, and director, Michael Sexton.
Herb Gardner’s A Thousand Clowns will open the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage on July 21 and run through July 28th. Director, Kyle Fabel, joins us along with two actors in the show - Russell Posner and CJ Wilson.